VOTERS in Ulverston and Barrow are being warned of a change in polling stations ahead of next month’s General Election.

Events in the run-up to Christmas have forced the change.

Those voting to choose the next MP to represent Barrow and Furness in parliament will be notified when polling cards are sent out.

The Coronation Hall and the Ulverston Children’s Centre on Lund Terrace are both unavailable for the December 12 election.

Barrow’s St Paul’s Church on Hawcoat Lane, which doubles as a polling station for some residents in Hawcoat and Newbarns, is also unavailable.

Instead, the Co-op Sports and Social Club on Dane Avenue, will be where people can cast their vote.

Voters in Ulverston will be directed to St Mary’s Furness Catholic Church hall on Victoria Road, or the Free Grace Baptist Church on Quebec Street.

Jon Huck, democratic services manager with Barrow Borough Council and its returning officer, said he was satisfied it would not have any adverse impact on turn out.

Polling cards sent out to residents will highlight the change of venue and a sign will also be put up at St Paul’s to redirect voters.

St Mary’s in Ulverston has been previously used during South Lakeland District Council elections, as has the Free Grace Baptist Church, said Mr Huck.

The Government plans to reimburse councils for any costs caused by a change of venues.